Ken Trujillo
President and Founder

Ken Trujillo plays piano and keyboards and has been active in the Music Industry for 26 years. Mr. Trujillo is a member in good standing of the National Association of Music Merchandisers (NAMM). Ken was an artist signed with Capitol Records as a member of the rock group Yellow Hand with a hit record entitled “Down To The Wire” in the 70’s and toured nationally. Ken was also a keyboard studio musician in Los Angeles with producer Glenn Pace. Mr. Pace produced artists such as Willie Nelson, David Cassidy and the Fireballs. Over many years, Ken has performed as a piano/organist on stage with various artists within the United States, Europe, and Canada.

Ken Trujillo wrote and produced an LP entitled “Wings of My Savior” which was released under MCA’s Contemporary Christian label Songbird in the 80’s. “Wings of My Savior” was air-played nationally and was highlighted in the music industry’s national acclaimed Rolling Stone Magazine. A song written by Ken on the Wing’s album entitled “He Gave His Life For Me” was sung as a “demo” by female country diva Barbara Mandrel considered for her country/gospel release. Trujillo’s song “We Were Made To Discover” was endorsed by Colorado’s astronaut James Irwin and was featured at NASA’s Children Space Museum in Texas and Colorado Springs, Colorado Ken wrote and produced (3) songs for Ray Charles’ daughter Sheila Robinson to help “jump-start” her career as a vocalist. Ken attended several music theory and music production classes at Auraria Campus and has over 30 songs published of various styles and genres.

In 1992, Ken wrote and produced material for contestants competing for Nashville’s “Be A Star” talent search, and in 2000, Ken wrote and produced a contemporary patriotic CD entitled “Old Glory” under the Freedom Song Label featuring local vocalist Cecil Pearson. Mr. Trujillo was also selected as one of three judges for the Colorado Christian Songwriter’s Composition.

In January, 2004, Ken’s company co-sponsored a Piano Giveaway Event held at the King Center, downtown Denver, donating (2) brand new acoustic, and (2) brand new digital pianos for needy DPS music students.

“God has blessed me with a gift in music, I want to bless and enrich others by sharing it!”
Ken Trujillo

Angela M. Olsen

Angela has played piano for over 20 years. Growing up in Salt Lake City, she won several ribbons playing piano and singing in music competitions through a network of Christian Academy’s. Her playing style shows mostly classical influences like Mozart, Bach, and her favorite, Beethoven. A few years back she also had been a member in a newly formed local band, helping in the creative process of writing bass lines to original rock pieces.

Angela is currently finishing up her Music Degree at Metropolitan State College, Colorado. In addition to developing a passion for music, she had the inspiration of her grandparents. Donald P. Olsen, her grandfather, a music major, from Brigham Young University, taught music at Jordan High School in Utah and was 1st Violinist for the Utah Symphony where he met Angela’s grandmother, Eloise Myrup, who was the pianist for the Symphony. She enjoys watching music make an impression on people all over the world including her two kids that are now starting to show an interest in guitar and drums.

Holly Smith

My involvement with Piano Pathways comes via a long line of other related interests. Ten years of working in Special Education, including being a personal aid for a five year old autistic child, has helped me understand the challenges of special needs and the gifts that often go unrecognized in these children. Seven years of working in a high school library (and having raised two teenagers of my own) increased my appreciation for the importance of accurate information dispensed with genuine caring. My years managing a small coffee shop emphasized to me the value of networking and gleaning morsels of insight from a wide variety of people from a huge variety of backgrounds. My current position doing office management and scheduling for one very busy piano technician puts me in constant contact with pianos and piano people. I like being an active part of Piano Pathways as we work to share the gift and grace of music with others less likely to find it on their own.

Erin Burbank

Erin Burbank was the Director of Admissions at Englewood Beauty College based in Englewood Colorado. She has also worked at The Yellow Pages Publications and Spotlight Magazine where she was a local Sales Representative.  She graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1995 with a Bachelors’ in History. She spent ten years in Breckenridge managing a local ski shop and enjoying the Colorado Mountains.  She currently lives in Highlands Ranch Colorado with her daughter Ella. When not working she enjoys volunteering her time helping to raise money for causes that are close to heart.



 

"Music instruction
improves everything
from foreign language
skills to self-esteem!"
Source: Dr. Cutietta, Ph.D., University of Arizona

CONTACT US:

10677 West Centennial Road Littleton, CO 80127
(303) 948-3335

email: ken@pianopathways.org